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Vegan Apple Cider Donut Cake

If you love apple cider donuts, then you will love this vegan apple cider donut cake! It makes an amazing fall sweet brunch option or a dessert!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free breakfast, dairy free dessert, dairy free snacks, vegan breakfast, vegan dessert, vegan snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 172kcal
Author LarishaBernard


For the Cake

For the topping


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a bundt pan (or a 9x13 cake pan).
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice. Whisk together.
  • Add in apple cider, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla. Use a spatula to fold together, just until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 15-20 minutes to cool then invert onto a cooling rack. Let cake cool completely
  • When completely cooled, melt the butter in a small bowl. 
    In a separate bowl, mix all the remaining topping ingredients together.
  • Brush on the melted butter and then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar topping.


*Note: The melted butter and topping should not be added unless eating within 4-6 hours. 
*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. Includes using all the topping. If you do not use it all, the values would be reduced.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg